The British and Irish governments have both stated that they are not preparing for a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic - so who is? "No one," according to the DUP's deputy leader, Nigel Dodds MP."It was very significant when the Irish prime minister outlined his no-deal preparations, that there was no mention of any border infrastructure whatsoever," he said."So many of us believe this whole backstop arrangement is totally unnecessary and is a political device."But David Phinnemore, a professor in European Studies at Queens University Belfast, says London and Dublin could face the demand for a border from elsewhere."Precedent suggests that the EU will insist that its internal market is protected and that will normally involve the external border existing so yes, I would imagine Ireland would come under pressure," he said."As far as the UK is concerned, it may not necessarily be the World Trade Organisation that brings the pressure but it's going to be a member of … [Read more...] about What happens to the Irish border without a deal on Brexit?
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France's government unveiled draft legislation on Wednesday setting out preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit, with authorities already recruiting customs officers to secure the border along the English Channel. France's Europe minister Nathalie Loiseau (pictured below) stressed that the legislation was subject to change given that so many uncertainties remained ahead of Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on March 29 next year. But the law will cover what would happen to French citizens living in Britain and vice versa in the event Britain crashes out without a deal, as well as how businesses working across the Channel would continue to operate. "A good deal on Britain's exit is still possible, but we must prepare for all scenarios, including no deal," she told reporters. "We must make sure that in the absence of a deal on March 30, 2019, Britons living in France do not find themselves suddenly with irregular … [Read more...] about Brexit: French government to give reciprocal rights to Britons in France
With just 200 days until Britain leaves the EU, fears of a no-deal scenario are growing. Theresa May and Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab have insisted that Britain will get a deal but the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier said in August that the issue must be tackled with “urgency.” As talks continue with little movement, there is a chance that Britain could be left without a deal next year. The government has prepared papers covering the impact of leaving the European Union without a deal. Companies such as Airbus and Siemens have supply chains and trade routes that cross borders into European Union countries and argue that a no-deal Brexit would have implications for thousands of jobs. But what would happen if Britain left the EU without a deal? No transition period A 21-month transition period has been proposed should Britain and the EU strike a deal. This allows Britain to make new trade deals with the EU. However in a no-deal … [Read more...] about 200 days to Brexit: What could happen in a no-deal scenario?
SILLY season must be in full swing if the latest scare stories on Brexit are anything to go by. Britain has been warned that not securing a deal with the EU after Brexit will see hospitals run out of medicine, the economy destroyed, and we even could run out of supplies for the trusty BLT sandwich. This is of course another rehash of the Project Fear Britain saw just before the referendum, which pessimistically warned of thousands of job losses and a huge hit to our finances if we voted to leave. We have yet to see those gloomy forecasts come true - and Theresa May has insisted that no deal is always going to be better than a bad deal. Even today she said that No Deal would NOT be the end of the world. Here's why it's absolutely nothing to fear. No £39billion divorce bill to pay When Theresa May announced she will cough up a whopping £39billion for us to settle our bills and leave - many Brits and MPs were rightly ticked off. And anyone who thinks we would be willing to hand … [Read more...] about Here’s why no-deal Brexit is nothing to fear and would allow Britain to finally thrive outside the EU
THE chances of Britain entering a no-deal Brexit are looking increasingly likely as Theresa May’s draft gets slammed by both Brexiteers and Remainers alike. But just what does a "No Deal" mean for the UK? We explain. What is a no-deal Brexit? A no-deal British departure from the European Union currently can mean a number of things. In the current climate, it would mean no formal agreement had been reached by the UK and the EU during the negotiating phase which comes to an end on March 29, 2019. The negotiations are taking place under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The chances of a no-deal Brexit being in place by next year is now more likely than ever after a draft deal agreed by Theresa May’s Cabinet at Chequers last month looks likely to crumble. But what does a no-deal mean for the UK? A no-deal would mean scrapping a 21-month transitionary exit period on March 29, 2019, and the exit would be immediate. An instant exit would, however, mean that the UK would have no … [Read more...] about What is a no-deal Brexit, what is the government’s latest advice and what would it mean for the UK?